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by Mark H.
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Mythology and Religion: In The News
Replies: 1052
Views: 59859

Hi, folks! On a personal note, I find it interesting that I can't find a single argument against gay marriage (or civil unions or whatever you want to call it) that doesn't have a religious backing...As long as we believe that there should be a separation between church and state, then the anti-gay ...
by Mark H.
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Avatar and the sense of loss of mythology in modern times
Replies: 220
Views: 15788

Hi, folks! Just thought I'd add my two cents in...Avatar is a wonderful movie that speaks to many people on several levels. On one level, it is the perennial story of the "tool" of the bad guy realizing the truth of the situation and changing sides, with the help and inspiration of course, with a st...
by Mark H.
Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Threshold Guardian Names
Replies: 8
Views: 1345

Does the Judaic traditions have names for the cherubim at the gate of the Garden? Could they be the same, fear and desire?
by Mark H.
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Threshold Guardian Names
Replies: 8
Views: 1345

Thanks so much! I thought I remembered names from somewhere. I recall now the image of the two guardians at the gate. Fear and desire...I understand fear quite well. Desire? Distraction from the true goal? I take it is a reference to the Buddha's temptations by Mara while he sat under the Bodhi tree...
by Mark H.
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Threshold Guardian Names
Replies: 8
Views: 1345

Threshold Guardian Names

Hi, all! I am doing some research on the Hero's Journey and am currently exploring the Threshold Guardians. Perhaps my imagination is running away with me, as it often does, but has anyone ran across a passage where Campbell names the archetypical guardians? In my mind, they (two of them, one on eac...
by Mark H.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Campbell's education
Replies: 10
Views: 2576

Hi, all. Thanks for your replies. It occured to me that perhaps Columbia University does not (or did not) specify the area that the person gets their diploma in. In my college, we have a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) program that includes art, music, literature and such, and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) pr...
by Mark H.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Campbell's education
Replies: 10
Views: 2576

Martin,
Certainly you can move this thread to the Wisdom Pool. I don't object at all.
Mark H.
by Mark H.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Flight of the Wild Gander
Replies: 20
Views: 6514

I will agree that there are some things about Campbell's writing that I disagree with, but for me, that's ok. I'm willing to take what I need for the moment, and leave the rest, chalking it up to Campbell's humanness. For instance, as a counselor working with drug addicted felons, I can see their jo...
by Mark H.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: The War in Heaven and The Fall of Lucifer
Replies: 14
Views: 5340

Perhaps more information can be found searching the Gnostic Gospels, some of which goes along with the Sons of Light and Sons of Darkness motif, particularly "The Paraphrase of Shem", and "The War Of The Sons Of Light With The Sons of Darkness", from the Dead Sea Scrolls. There is at least one book ...
by Mark H.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Campbell's education
Replies: 10
Views: 2576

I know that Campbell graduated from Columbia with his B.A., but in what? I know he also graduated with his Masters, but again, what was the specific area of focus?
Thanks,
Mark H.
by Mark H.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Does Campbell ever discuss the existence of a personal, livi
Replies: 7
Views: 2396

Hi, Alice Lee, Bodhi, and the rest! Like Alice, I had the good fortune of participating in other religious services. Within a four week span, I was invited, and had the obligation to attend, a Wiccan wedding in a Unitarian Universalist church, a Catholic funeral and Mass, and a Pentecostal dedicatio...
by Mark H.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: The Concept of Evil
Replies: 24
Views: 8545

If I'm not mistaken, Jewish lore paints Lucifer as an archangel who loved God so much he could not bear the thought of being forced to bow down to man, and in his refusal was thrown out of Heaven. I think Christian lore has done an unusually thorough job in "demonizing" Lucifer, who in many cultures...
by Mark H.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: What is meant by the left hand path?
Replies: 83
Views: 23031

I also agree that the left hand path isn't to be seen as a "negative", or bad or wrong path. I see it as the non-conventional path, one which follows the bliss, rather than climbing the ladder of success, only to find that it's leaning against the wrong wall(JC quotes here..) I also see this path as...
by Mark H.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Drums of War
Replies: 1468
Views: 170470

I'd like to thank ALOberhoulser for the post on "The War Prayer" by Mark Twain. Over the last two years, I have read it several times, and it always strikes me as a reminder of the total impact of war. I think we as Americans are very fortunate in that we haven't had a war in our land in generations...
by Mark H.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Quick Questionnaire No 5 - How did you hear about Joseph Cam
Replies: 41
Views: 9255

I was working as a counselor in a maximum security prison for juveniles when I came across this thick book that got my attention. It had been donated, I guess, and somehow had made its way to the back of a bookcase. It's title was interesting: The Masks of God...Occidental Mythology. I picked it up ...